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Serigraphs Tales from Ovid Ceramics
Trip 2000 The Body Electric Dances on the Edge
Fractures Bass Lake Christmas Namarrkon Rides the Storm Clouds
My Dad's Drawings Yosemite and the Sierras Going Deeper
The Olla Series Spirit of Yingarna

Jonathan Bock - Ceramics
Jon and the fire, beginning reduction          My desire to create ceramics was sparked by a long standing appreciation of ancient pottery and folk ceramics, and more recently by prolonged exposure to other ceramic artists.  For years I have visited their studios, photographed them at work, and represented their work in my gallery.  Showing ceramics necessitates understanding the process, and I have learned a great deal by studying the styles and techniques of others.  This ultimately led to experimenting for myself, and I began raku firing with the help of artist AJ Castelo in 2004.  I have become enamored with the immediacy and the unpredictability of the raku process.  Raku is a dance with nature, a compromise between the artist and the elements of earth, air, fire, and water.  Control of these elements comes with practice, but like life itself, there is a random aspect to the experience that must be embraced, sometimes resulting in failure, and at other times resulting in delight.  CLICK HERE to view a few shots from our Christmas 2004 firing.

Thinking it Over


A Moment on the Shore


Relaxing with the Cat

Relaxing with Dogs


Pulling Carrots


Death Takes a Tumble

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